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Intermediate Division – Approximate ages 6-12

Students in Intermediate 1 will build their skills and knowledge of dance and classical ballet by learning awareness of their arms, heads and body placement along with more complex movements of the feet and legs.  

Students in Intermediate 2 begin adding basic turns and jumps to their movement vocabulary while they build strength, control and awareness for the carriage of their bodies.

In Intermediate 3, emphasis is placed on strength, flexibility and rhythm, as well as mastery of the basic skills, body placement and classical positions.

Emphasis is on the enjoyment of dance within the framework and regimen of classical ballet training. In Intermediate 3, students are encouraged to study Intro to Modern dance, providing an introduction to contemporary dance and knowledge as they grow into strong diverse dancers. Students at this level should expect to stay in each level for 1-2 years.

Recommended Classes for Intermediate 1 & 2: 2-3 ballet classes per week; Variations, Intermediate Power, Boys & Flight & Turn; Jazz Dance, and Modern Dance.

Recommended Classes for Intermediate 3: 3-4 ballet classes per week; Variations, Intermediate Power, Boys & Flight & Turn; Jazz Dance, and Modern Dance.

Students will be assessed and placed in the appropriate level by one of our Lead Faculty. Class placements are based on skill level and attainment of curriculum goals, rather than age. If you are a new student, please submit our Class Assessment Form for a trial class. You may also call 303.466.5685 and speak with our Conservatory Docent, Marnie Rundiks. If you are a returning student, please log on to your Student/Parent Portal to register for classes. Upon registration, each student will pay a $35 Registration Fee, siblings will pay $10. Ask about a sibling discount upon registration! 

Want to view CCD’s entire 2022-2023 class schedule? Click to view and print our 2022-2023 Class Schedule 8.22A. Questions? Please call the front desk at 303.466.5685.

Ballet Technique is based on a mixture of the English RAD system, the Italian Cecchetti method, and the French System. Our ‘neutral’, kinesthetically healthy classical technique builds great strength and versatility, while also allowing every kind of physical form to reach its potential in a healthy, accepting environment.

Intro to Jazz is aimed to guide our dancers from the historic vernacular roots through the performative styles of Fosse and Luigi to current forms underpinning much of popular dance. We encourage our dancers to become generalists in jazz technique with a historic understanding of the past and future of the art form.

Boys & Intermediate Power, Flight & Turn is an energetic opportunity for young dancers to gain full-body strength (to help with lifting other dancers in the future) while refining their technique to lay a foundation for superb turns and jumps. Dancers will learn excerpts from classical repertoire typically attributed to male danseurs.

Intro to Modern focuses our dancers on the general concepts and techniques of modern dance while imparting specific somatic and improvisational skills. This conceptual understanding allows dancers to be successful in a range of modern styles while creating a full and developed physical understanding of their body and its abilities. Including a historical overview of modern dance allows students to better interpret the development and future of this technique.

Somatics/Improvisation – Somatics builds physical awareness from the inside utilizing imagination and perception. Dancers develop an internal understanding of what technique, movement, and alignment actually feel like. Improvisation uses a reactionary approach to teacher-led prompts, guiding the student into greater movement possibilities. Research has shown that improvisation has a great effect on the brain’s plasticity and in-the-moment thinking. Benefits of adding this class are physical awareness and acuity, future injury prevention, greater depth of physical capacity, and an understanding of turning emotion and movement into performance.

Tap – This class will take dancers from the fundamentals of tap technique and rhythm to a solid, intermediate tap vocabulary. Additionally, dancers will learn the basics of tap improvisation.

Variations – Dancers enrolled in Variations will learn solo and small ensemble works from existing standard classical repertoire. Each class will learn three to four variations per year, allowing the faculty member to focus on refinement and the details of each variation. For those who choose to perform in our annual production of Gala, dancers will perform one or two of these variations as a small group based on the artistic vision of each individual faculty member.

Intermediate 1 Monday Wednesday Friday
 

Intermediate 1 Ballet Technique

4:00-5:15pm

Rebeca Ramirez Vargas

Intermediate 1 Ballet Technique

5:00-6:15pm

Rebeca Ramirez Vargas

Intermediate 1 Ballet Technique

5:00-6:15pm

Jacqueline Campos

Intermediate 1 Variations

(GALA)

5:15-5:45pm

Rebeca Ramirez Vargas

Intermediate Division Boys & Power, Flight & Turn

(GALA)

6:45-7:15pm

Rebeca Ramirez Vargas

 

Intermediate 1/Accelerate! Intro to Jazz

(GALA)

5:45-6:45pm

Michelle Bernier

 

 

Intermediate Division Tap

(GALA)

6:45p-7:15pm

Michelle Bernier

 

Intermediate 1/2 Somatics/Improv

(GALA)

7:15-8:15pm

Michelle Bernier

GALA represents a class that will perform in CCD’s year-end performance on June 3, 2023*.

*Date is subject to change.
Intermediate 2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday
 

Intermediate 2/3 Jazz

4:30-5:45pm

Kerry Healy

Intermediate 2 Ballet Technique

5:00-6:30pm

TBD

Intermediate 2/3 Ballet Technique

4:30-6:00pm

Kerry Healy

Intermediate 2/3 Ballet Technique

5:00-6:30pm

Rebeca Rameriz Vargas

 

Intermediate Division Tap

(GALA)

6:45-7:15pm

Michelle Bernier

Intermediate 2 Variations

(GALA)

6:15-6:45pm

Rebeca Rameriz Vargas

 

 

Intermediate 1/2 Somatics/Improv

(GALA)

7:15-8:15pm

Michelle Bernier

 

Intermediate Division Boys & Power, Flight & Turn

(GALA)

6:45-7:15pm

Rebeca Ramirez Vargas

 

GALA represents a class that will perform in CCD’s year-end performance on June 3, 2023*.

*Date is subject to change.
Intermediate 3 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday
 

Intermediate 2/3 Jazz

(GALA)

4:30-5:45pm

Kerry Healy

Intermediate 3 Ballet Technique

5:00-6:30pm

Kerry Healy

Intermediate 2/3 Ballet Technique

4:30-6:00pm

Kerry Healy

Intermediate 3 Intro to Modern

(GALA)

4:00-5:00pm

Jacqueline Campos

 

Intermediate Division Tap

(GALA)

5:45-7:15pm

Michelle Bernier

Intermediate 3 Variations

(GALA)

6:00-6:30pm

David Barbour

Intermediate 2/3 Ballet Technique

5:00-6:30pm

Rebeca Rameriz Vargas

 

 

Intermediate Division Boys & Power, Flight & Turn

(GALA)

6:45-7:15pm

Rebeca Rameriz Vargas

GALA represents a class that will perform in CCD’s year-end performance on June 3, 2023*.

*Date is subject to change.

CCD’s season begins mid August runs for 38 non-consecutive weeks as outlined in the school calendar. Tuition installments are due on the first of every month. A late fee of $35 will be applied after the 5th of the month.

To withdraw from classes, the Front Desk must be notified by the 15th of the month prior to withdrawing from classes. For example, notify the Front Desk by April 15th for May.

Hours Per Week Per Hour Per Month Full Year Half Year   5% Prepaid Half Year by August 13, 2022 & January 2, 2023
0.5 $17.73 $34 $337  $168  $159.98
.75 $17.73 $51 $505  $253  $239.97
1 $18.03 $68 $685  $342  $325.35
1.25 $17.81 $85 $846  $423  $401.81
1.5 $17.60 $100 $1,003  $502  $476.59
2 $17.17 $130 $1,305  $652  $619.84
2.5 $16.84 $160 $1,600  $800  $759.93
3 $16.54 $189 $1,886  $943  $895.74
3.5 $16.25 $216 $2,162  $1,081  $1,026.81
4 $15.97 $243 $2,427  $1,213  $1,152.67
5 $15.36 $292 $2,918  $1,459  $1,386.00
6 $14.78 $337 $3,370  $1,685  $1,600.73
7 $14.18 $377 $3,773  $1,886  $1,792.03
8 $13.59 $413 $4,130  $2,065  $1,961.78
9 $12.41 $424 $4,245  $2,122  $2,016.25
10 $11.81 $449 $4,489  $2,245  $2,132.45
11 $11.24 $470 $4,697  $2,349  $2,231.17

Students may receive a 5% Discount by paying for the Half Year Installment if paid in full by August 13, 2022 and January 2, 2023.

New dress code goes into effect August 24, 2020. CCD is beginning a three year transition to present a more equitable and inclusive version of the standard, classical dress code. At this time, we are working with our partners at Boulder Body Wear to find reliable, high-quality vendors, but a consistent offering will take time. Until our dress code transition is complete, we will allow female dancers to choose between wearing pink tights and pink shoes OR flesh colored tights and shoes. Our ultimate goal is to have tights and shoes which match each female dancer’s skin tone.

Female-identifying students Custom Ballet Rosa leotard in Lavender/Black is available only through Boulder Body Wear. Flesh tone tights to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible. Dancers who take modern will need convertible tights. Flesh tone canvas shoes to match as close to the student’s natural skin tone as possible. Please see our friends at BBW to help you find the perfect match.
Male-identifying students Ballet Rosa shirt in Shadow, Body Wrapper black tights (B90 or M90), and black canvas ballet slippers.
Hair Female-identifying students – Long hair must be pulled away from the face into a secure bun. No Bangs. Short hair must also be kept from the face using barrettes or pins. Headbands are not allowed in the Intermediate Division.
Male-identifying students – Hair should be secure and away from the face. Long hair must be pulled into a ponytail.
Intro to Modern Dress code + black jazz pants and bare feet; dancers may wear their hair in a ponytail if they have enough time between classes to change their hair style. Tardiness will not be permitted because of a hair change.
Intro to Jazz Dress code + black jazz pants and black jazz shoes; dancers may wear their hair in a ponytail if they have enough time between classes to change their hair style. Tardiness will not be permitted because of a hair change.
Somatics/Improvisation Dress code + black jazz pants and bare feet; dancers may wear their hair in a ponytail if they have enough time between classes to change their hair style. Tardiness will not be permitted because of a hair change.
Variations/Gala Girls/Young Ladies – Dress Code + ballet skirt
Boys/Young Men – Dress Code
Intermediate Tap Dancers in Intermediate Tap may wear black jazz pants over their base CCD dress code. Tap shoes with a low heel are recommended, versus a tap shoe with a high heel. Lace up full sole oxford tap shoes are recommended.
Intermediate Division & Power, Flight & Turn Dress code
A Special Note for Girls/Young Ladies Girl’s tights serve as underwear dance beneath their leotards, be sure to buy dance tights which have a cotton crotch. Underwear inhibits movement, and are not allowed under tights. We know this can be a bit of a surprise for younger dancers, but they adjust quickly.
A Special Note for Boys/Young Men Boys and men should always wear dance briefs or a dance belt under their tights. These items serve the same purpose as a jockstrap and protect a male dancer from injury. You can purchase dance briefs and dance belts from Boulder Body Wear.
A Special Note for our Transgender Students You may use the dress code with which you identify. A gender-neutral bathroom/changing area is available and belongings may be stored in our general-purpose lockers. CCD is also committed to continuing to evolve with how we provide a safe space for our transgender community. As such, we are currently researching further dress code options. If there is another option which would make you or your dancer feel safe and accepted, let’s have a conversation, so the organization may continue to evolve.

Help avoid an uncomfortable situation for your dancer by explaining these aspects of ballet dress code ahead of time, and arrive to class in proper attire. This will also prepare them for our year-end Gala and other performances as they progress.

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